First name origins & meanings:
- English: From the valley
- English, French, Latin: From the valley
First name variations: Vayle, Valle, Val, Vail, Bail, Bale, Vaile, Vaill, Valle, Vail
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley,
Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin
vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it
has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
- Galician and
Aragonese: topographic name from val ‘valley’, or habitational
name from any of the places named with this word.
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